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KZ logoTowable builder KZRV LP announced plans today (Oct. 13) to expand its operations in Shipshewana, Ind., creating up to 125 new jobs by 2017.

As reported by the Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette, the homegrown-Hoosier company, which is an operating company owned by a subsidiary of Thor Industries Inc., will invest up to $4.83 million to construct and equip a new 80,750 square-foot dedicated lamination facility in Shipshewana. The facility, which will be fully operational by late spring 2015, will allow the company to increase its production capacity for lamination, aluminum frame welding and towable recreational vehicle assembly.

“The RV industry has deep roots and a proud tradition in Indiana,” said Indiana Gov. Mike Pence. “KZRV’s decision to expand in the Hoosier State is a testament to the skill of our workforce, the strength of our infrastructure and our low-tax, pro-growth environment. Not only does Indiana have a great history with the RV industry, but with our ideal business climate, we also have a promising future.”

KZRV, which currently employs more than 360 full-time Indiana associates, plans to begin hiring aluminum welders and general assembly workers in late spring 2015. Interested applicants may apply in person at the KZRV human resources office in Shipshewana.

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